POLAND: Now Is the Hour

One day last week, Polish Counselor Aleksander W. Rudzinski wearily rose from his seat on U.N.'s Committee on Statelessness. He pattered obediently after his Soviet puppetmasters who were putting on yet another walkout to protest the presence of a Nationalist Chinese delegate.

Soviet walkouts were an old story to Rudzinski. But this time he kept on going. He walked out the door of U.N., out the door of the Polish consulate in New York where he was also legal counselor, and out the door of Polish citizenship. Stateless Person Rudzinski appealed to the U.S. for aid and asylum, in the...

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